What does it mean when a random cat shows up?
Hunger, thirst, and general distress are common reasons why a cat might show up at your door. Offer the kitty some nutritious food, water, and a warm blanket to sleep on. A feral cat will usually only eat and not sleep but will return later for more food.
When do you Know Your Cat is in trouble?
Check them regularly, and you’ll get a sense of what they look like normally. If you suspect your cat is sick and the gums are pale, grey, blue or bright red, then your cat most likely is in trouble (although you should be aware that your cat might still be in trouble even if the gums are their normal pink color).
Why does my kitten have a cyst in her abdomen?
This is the most common reason for ascites in younger cats/kittens. Cats may also become infected by eating flies or cockroaches that carry Isospora cysts. Isospora infections usually cause no problems in adult cats but can cause significant disease in younger cats or kittens.
How can I tell if my cat needs to go to the vet?
Lift your cat’s lip and look at his gums now. They should be pink and moist. Check them regularly, and you’ll get a sense of what they look like normally.
Do you feel guilty if your cat doesn’t show symptoms?
But owners should not feel guilty if they fail to recognize these subtleties — cats don’t come with warning labels, and a person who doesn’t know the symptoms can’t be expected to recognize them (and, by definition, subtle symptoms are hard to recognize).
How can I tell if my cat has vision problems?
See if they bulge forward or are recessed backward. A discharge might be present, or the eye may be cloudy, hazy, or smoky. To test for vision, cover one eye and touch the other several times with your finger. If the cat has vision, he will blink when your finger approaches.
How can you tell if your cat is confused?
Another sign to watch for: a cat who in the past was a lap lover but who now shows less interest in seeking out a snuggle. S is for sleep. Cats who once slept through the night may prowl and vocalize, keeping everyone else awake with them.
Why does my cat stand in corners all night?
It’s not uncommon for me to hear from clients that their aging feline has begun prowling the house late at night, yowling desolately, or that he gets “lost” in corners, standing and staring as if he’s wondering why he’s there. Even more distressing: Sometimes he forgets to use the litterbox, even if he’s standing right next to it.
What happens when you touch a cat’s back?
“Touching this area can cause them to suddenly vocalize, salivate, scratch, bite or lick at their back, flank area or tail, or even urinate. The skin along the back appears to twitch or ripple. They can be agitated and often run frantically around the house for about 20 to 30 seconds until the episode stops.”